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IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit Beta 2 released

Today, we are very both excited and pleased to announce and release a Beta 2 of IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit (SSPDK) 1.0. With this release are adding support for Fast Forward/Rewind and Rough Cut Editing scenarios in addition to other features. Please see details below.


SSPDK is intended to aid the development of rich Smooth Streaming players and experiences.

IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit Beta 2 released

Today, we are very both excited and pleased to announce and release a Beta 2 of IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit (SSPDK) 1.0. With this release are adding support for Fast Forward/Rewind and Rough Cut Editing scenarios in addition to other features. Please see details below.


SSPDK is intended to aid the development of rich Smooth Streaming players and experiences.

Facebook Connect for Drupal (FConnect) Beta 3 available for download

NOTE: A newer version of this module is available here.

image After Beta 1 and Beta 2, here we go with another update. Beta 3 for FConnect is now available for download.

FarmVille: Enhancements and new Monetization Ideas

imageI must admit that I have spent a lot of time on my online farm growing grapes and coffee. I have also grown many a vegetables and even grown flowers. The best part is I have made a boat load money doing this, more than I have made in real life. In case you are not following me, I am talking about FarmVille, a Facebook game by Zynga. Recently I find my interest in this game fading and this has gotten me thinking. What could Zynga do to keep me engaged and also monetize FarmVille while doing the same?

Facebook Connect for Drupal (FConnect) Beta 2 available for download

NOTE: A newer version of this module is available here.

I hope you have enjoyed the Beta 1 version of the module. It’s time to upgrade both the module and the Facebook experience for your Drupal site.

This release builds on the previous one and provides some exciting new features in addition to ones you have already tried. Here is a quick feature overview:

Building your first Smooth Streaming Player using SSME

In this post I plan to cover building a very basic Smooth Streaming Player using Smooth Streaming Media Element (SSME) part of Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit. In other words, building a “Hello World” equivalent for Smooth Streaming Client (“Hello Smooth Streaming”). This post is split into two parts. In the first part, I will be covering how to get basic playback working in a browser window for Smooth Streaming content. This should be really easy as you will see. In the second part, we would add some basic playback controls like Play, Pause, Stop and Volume controls.

Building your first Smooth Streaming Player using SSME

In this post I plan to cover building a very basic Smooth Streaming Player using Smooth Streaming Media Element (SSME) part of Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit. In other words, building a “Hello World” equivalent for Smooth Streaming Client (“Hello...(read more)

Building your first Smooth Streaming Player using SSME

In this post I plan to cover building a very basic Smooth Streaming Player using Smooth Streaming Media Element (SSME) part of Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit. In other words, building a “Hello World” equivalent for Smooth Streaming Client (“Hello Smooth Streaming”). This post is split into two parts. In the first part, I will be covering how to get basic playback working in a browser window for Smooth Streaming content. This should be really easy as you will see. In the second part, we would add some basic playback controls like Play, Pause, Stop and Volume controls.

IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 Released

We proudly announce the release of IIS Advanced Logging 1.0. 


 


IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 includes the following features:



  • Client-side logging. Advanced Logging builds capabilities into IIS to accept client-side consumption metrics.

IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 Released

We proudly announce the release of IIS Advanced Logging 1.0. 


 


IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 includes the following features:



  • Client-side logging. Advanced Logging builds capabilities into IIS to accept client-side consumption metrics.

IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit 1.0 – Beta 1 Released

Today, we released IIS Media Services 3.0 that supports both On Demand, Live Smooth Streaming and IIS Advanced Logging. Please refer to the announcement  of this release in  Chris Knowlton’s blog post for details.

IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit 1.0 – Beta 1 Released

Today, we released IIS Media Services 3.0 that supports both On Demand, Live Smooth Streaming and IIS Advanced Logging. Please refer to the announcement  of this release in  Chris Knowlton’s blog post for details.

Streaming, is this the answer to Piracy?

As a part of my routine reading exercise, I came across a recent blog post by one of my favorite personalities online – Fred Wilson. In his blog post Fred discusses how streaming is getting the better of piracy.

Streaming, is this the answer to Piracy?

As a part of my routine reading exercise, I came across a recent blog post by one of my favorite personalities online – Fred Wilson.

In his blog post Fred discusses how streaming is getting the better of piracy.

Streaming, is this the answer to Piracy?

As a part of my routine reading exercise, I came across a recent blog post by one of my favorite personalities online – Fred Wilson.

In his blog post Fred discusses how streaming is getting the better of piracy.

Video: Wine 101 or as the author says ...

Wine for the confused

If you would like to understand how best to describe the taste for a wine, what are the kinds of the grapes involved, how it is made and everything else you wanted to know but did not know who to ask.

This video really helped me understand.

Video: TechEd NA 2009 - Advanced Video Delivery with IIS

Earlier this week I gave a TechEd session on IIS Media Services - Smooth Streaming, Advanced Logging and the IIS Media Services Ecosystem overall. Thanks to everyone who made it to this talk.

Video: Windows 7 - Touch

Windows 7 is coming out better and better everyday. I am excited. If you like this video, I would suggest you read Windwos 7 blog here.

Advanced Logging – How does Real-time logging work?


We announced and release a Beta for a sparkling new Logging module for IIS at MIX 09. This is a super rich logging module with a lot of functionality that our team will continue to blog about.

Vishal Sood

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